3 Labrador Campus Description

The Labrador Campus is Memorial University of Newfoundland’s newest location. Based in Labrador, the Labrador Campus is a leading centre of research, education, policy, and community partnerships by and for the North. Home to the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies and the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems, the Labrador Campus provides place-based, Northern-focused, and Indigenous-led education and research opportunities in Labrador and across the North.

The Labrador Campus was officially established in January 2022, building on the 42-year presence of the Labrador Institute in the region. The Labrador Campus is committed to Northern-led, Northern-focused, and Northern-inspired research and education, and works to support the educational aspirations, research priorities, and socio-cultural wellbeing of people in Labrador and throughout the North. Since the Labrador Campus is situated on the homelands of the Innu and Inuit, the Labrador Campus has a special obligation to the Indigenous Peoples of the region, and to working in partnership on Indigenous-driven research and education initiatives.

The School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies is Memorial University of Newfoundland’s newest academic unit, and the first in Labrador. Its core mission is to develop and deliver place-based, Northern-focused, and Indigenous-led undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and micro-credential opportunities, focused on meeting the needs and priorities of Labrador and the North. The School is currently offering the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Collaborative); the Diploma in Northern Peoples, Lands and Resources; and Engineering One, the first-year of the engineering program. Multiple undergraduate and graduate programs are under development.

The Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems was established in summer 2019 and is a hub for community-led and Northern-focused food systems research, education, community connections, production, and distribution in Labrador. The Pye Centre works with diverse farmers, researchers, food organizations, communities, and Indigenous, municipal, provincial, and federal government representatives to: conduct research that expands and enhances food security, agricultural production and practices, and biodiversity in boreal regions; provide undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and community education and learning opportunities around Northern farming, agricultural science, food security, and food sovereignty; support the agricultural industry in Labrador, both for established farmers and new entrants, through applied research and training; and create community gardens, wellness programming, and learning spaces.

Additional information regarding the Labrador Campus is available at www.mun.ca/labradorcampus.

Students must meet all regulations of the Labrador Campus in addition to those stated in the general regulations.

For information concerning fees and charges, admission/readmission to the University, and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to University Regulations (Undergraduate).

For information concerning scholarships, bursaries and awards, see www.mun.ca/scholarships/scholarships.

The information on this site has been extracted from the Official 2023-2024 University Calendar. While every reasonable effort has been made to duplicate the information contained in the official University Calendar, if there are differences, the official Memorial University of Newfoundland Calendar will be considered the final and accurate authority.

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